2018 Colts Possible Free Agent Targets: Running Back Doug Martin

TAMPA, FL - NOVEMBER 12: Running back Doug Martin
TAMPA, FL - NOVEMBER 12: Running back Doug Martin /

Doug Martin will be a free agent after his recent release from the Buccaneers. Should the Colts take a chance on the two-time Pro Bowl running back?

Running back is one of the positions of need for the Colts heading into this offseason, especially if Frank Gore’s time in Indianapolis is over.

Doug Martin has been on a wild ride during his six-year career in Tampa Bay, and he will now be forced to find a job elsewhere.

Martin burst onto the scene as a rookie in 2012 with 1,454 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns in his first Pro Bowl season. He suffered through injuries in 2013 and 2014 playing in only 17 games over those two seasons.

Then, Martin came back healthy in 2015 with another Pro Bowl season where he rushed for over 1,400 yards again and it looked like his career is back on track.

He’s struggled with injuries and suspensions over the past two years, but at 29 years old he still has the potential to be a starting running back in this league.

The Colts wouldn’t necessarily need Martin to be a starter with Marlon Mack heading into his second year. Chris Ballard would be smart to take a small risk in offering Martin a cheap one-year deal to see if he has anything left in the tank.

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